Winter 2020 Newsletter
Welcome to 2020!

In this newsletter, we reflect on the past year and look ahead to a bright future with our talented faculty and students. 
2019 in Review, and a Look Ahead

If you joined us for the MS&E reunion this year, you got a preview of our vision for the future in 2030. We're looking back at 2019 to see how the work of our talented faculty and students is part of that future. (To go straight to the reunion recap, lecture videos, and photo gallery, click here.)
Disrupting Work: How Will Workers and Organizations Navigate Future Technology?

Professor Melissa Valentine participated in a panel discussion during the second meeting of the Future of Work Commission on the topic of "Technological Change & Its Impact on Work." The meeting, which took place on October 10 and included nearly 100 participants, was hosted at Stanford
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Alumni Share Secrets of Success: Relationship-Building and Active Collaboration

Julie Choi (MS '06) leads Intel's AI marketing efforts, including sales enablement and ecosystem engagement.  She talks about what she sees as the secrets of her success:  strong relationship-building skills, a willingness to learn from others, and grit and determination learned from being part of an immigrant family. Read more...

Tyreke White (MS '18) shares his experience about collaborating with others to make a successful product, even if that means putting your own ideas aside in favor of better ones. Read more...
MS&E Students Advise Future Interns

MS&E students who completed summer internships share their experiences and advice about their positions in our Internship Experience spotlight series, as well as a panel discussion held in November.

MS&E's Career Collaborative Program hosts social, intellectual and networking events for our alumni and students. We also advise and assist students about career decision-making, job opportunities, and internships to enhance their qualifications.  If you are interested in attracting our students for internships, employment or research opportunities, or if you are interested in mentoring or deepening connections with the MS&E community, contact Linda Esquivel.

ETL Winter Lineup Unveiled, Plus New Content on eCorner

Join us Wednesday evenings for our winter Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders speaker series, where industry influencers share what it takes to become a disruptor. Previous events included a discussion with Arlan Hamilton, founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital, a VC fund that invests in founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT. 

A recent eCorner article discusses the  emerging field of entrepreneurial policy research, which according to MS&E Professor Riitta Katila explores "areas where policy, firm strategy and geography intersect."
MS&E students do some amazing things, so we're dedicating this section to our undergrad, MS and PhD students.

How Fake News and AI Are Transforming How We Form Opinions

PhD student Travis I. Trammell and Professor Elisabeth Paté-Cornell have adapted a computer model for tracking infectious diseases to analyze the spread of fake news. What's the prognosis? Read more... 

Professor Sharad Goel was interviewed for a Stanford Magazine article about how AI is being used to manipulate citizens, but also as a truth-finding tool for journalists. Read more...

Can Too Much Sunshine Harm Innovation?

PhD student Jiang Bian analyzed the effects of so-called "sunshine laws" on physician-firm R&D partnerships. It turns out these state regulations can have a significant impact on collaboration. Read more...

Students Want Better Training in Ethical Decision-making for Entrepreneurship

As a graduate teaching assistant for MS&E and the former co-president of Stanford's student global entrepreneurship organization (ASES), Maurice Chiang has seen a keen interest from students in better training around ethics in entrepreneurship. Read more...
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